Staff Blogs

Merton Voluntary Service Council works to support and inspire the voluntary and community sector in Merton.

Read our staff blogs to learn more about their work.

Social Misfits Media teach me a thing or two!
4 Mar 2016 - 12:47
Find out about my meeting with Social Misfits Media and what I learned about Twitter! It's worth reading...even if you think you know all there is to know about Twitter.
Farewell Gemma
22 Feb 2016 - 14:40
We say goodbye to Gemma as she moves on to a full time job. She will be missed!
That’s how it all comes together Ray
10 Feb 2016 - 12:19
Find out about some of the fantastic work by the community and watch Ray be interviews and a future star of Merton!
A week in the working life of MVSC's CEO
8 Feb 2016 - 10:32
Ever wondered what our CEO gets up to every week? Well now you can find out!
Spotlight on Jigsaw4u: The Missing Piece
3 Feb 2016 - 12:07
Did you know Jigsaw4u is a local charity working to support children and young people through trauma, loss and bereavement?
Healthwatch Merton welcomes new Community Navigator
25 Jan 2016 - 16:39
Meet Clara Jones, Healthwatch Merton's new Community Navigator!
Guest blog: Generous businesses helped raise a staggering £782 to support MertonVision
25 Jan 2016 - 11:12
We hear from guest blogger, Caroline Cook, from Merton Chamber of Commerce about the generous businesses in Merton.
Healthwatch Merton introduces new Information and Outreach Officer
11 Jan 2016 - 13:45
Hello! My name is Erin Cowhig Croft; at the end of December Healthwatch Merton welcomed me as their new Information and Outreach Officer, as we wished Jade Fairfax the best of luck with her move to a new role at another health charity.
The London Living Wage. Can it enhance the quality work from your staff?
11 Jan 2016 - 12:35
We acknowledge that the funding landscape is very challenging at the moment, however we would urge organisations to consider adopting or work towards adopting the London Living Wage wherever possible, in particular when applying for funding for new projects.
We are now live!
21 Dec 2015 - 12:16
I’m so pleased to announce our donation page is now live. The page has been set up to help us improve a young person’s life by raising money to go towards activities.
Young people sign up to do good for their community!
11 Dec 2015 - 12:52
Find out what Gemma has been up to and how the Youth Action team have been working hard to recruit befrienders for their young befrienders project!
Trustee Beware, Maintain Your Reserves
19 Oct 2015 - 11:51
As a Trustee, should your Charity not have sufficient funds to meet its financial obligations and your organisation becomes insolvent, you could be deemed to have acted negligently and thus be held personally liable for the Charity’s debts. Get advice from Beau on how to avoid this!
Inspired, enthused and ready to take on new technology!
12 Oct 2015 - 13:53
As somebody who has not only been a Luddite, but also a sceptic when it comes to social media, I came away from the Impact Aloud conference, hosted by Superhighways, converted and inspired.
Getting involved in the community can make a real difference to people’s lives
25 Aug 2015 - 10:30
More and more businesses are going the extra mile and getting involved in their community…and the stats prove it!
7 ways the government’s making tax simpler for charities
25 Aug 2015 - 10:06
The government is making it easier for charities to make the most of tax reliefs, so that more money can go to good causes.